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Cycling: Pedestrian Areas

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL9862, tabled on 2 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the imposition of fines on people who ride bicycles on pavements.

Answered on

16 November 2020

The Government has no plans to review the imposition of fines on people who ride bicycles on the footway.

Except in designated areas (such as shared used paths), cycling on the pavement (“footway”) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835. Officers can issue verbal warnings, fixed penalty notices or report the road user for formal prosecution.

The enforcement of cycling on the footway and other cycling offences is an operational matter for the police.